Originally Posted by feelinit
I'm doing a project on computer usage, and I'm having a hard time finding answers to couple questions. I was hoping I could get some help here.
-What is the timeline of a computer? (not the history of computers, but the individual lifespan of a computer)
-What impact does the use of computers have on the environment? (remember USAGE, not production)
(I apologize if this is the wrong section, I wasn't quite sure where to post this.)
1. Depends on the usage and the parts and the owner.
You got people like use that might change a computer around every 6 months to 1 year.
You got the typical user that might do that in about 3-5 years.
And then you have old people like my father that will still keep a computer running for about 10 years + plus just because paid a lot of money on it back then, and he too stubborn to realised that he can purchase some thing much more powerful for a less price today.
2. Consult your electricity bill for that. You might want to comment on the disposal of computer that the fact that we are not doing enough to recycle e-waste.
Like I took 4 perfectly working computer that were about 7+ years old down to a computer recycler because there is no value in them.